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Move, rotate, or scale annotation

In the Modify Features pane, Annotation Edit Annotation moves, scales, and rotates an annotation feature by dragging the feature or a selection boundary handle.

This workflow can be useful when your edits don't require a selection anchor for snapping to other features. The annotation selection tool selects only annotation features and excludes other feature types from the selection set.

Note:

To edit annotation features not created with ArcGIS Pro, upgrade the feature class. To learn more, see Upgrade dataset.

Move

To move a selected annotation feature, hover over the selection boundary until the pointer changes to the move pointer, and drag the feature.

  1. On the Edit tab, in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.

    The Modify Features pane appears.

  2. Click Annotation Edit Annotation.

    The tool opens in the pane.

  3. In the pane, click Select Annotation Select Annotation and select the annotation feature.

    The selected feature appears in a list and a selection boundary appears around the feature.

    Edit annotation

    The formatting toolbar appears at the bottom of the map.

    Formatting toolbar
    Tip:

    To move the toolbar, hover over an edge until the pointer changes to the move pointer, and drag the toolbar to a new location.

  4. If you select more than one feature, click an item in the list to flash it on the map, right-click the feature you want to edit, and click Only Select This Unselect on the context menu.
  5. On the Edit tab, in the Snapping group, enable your snapping preferences.
    • Press and hold the Spacebar to temporarily turn off snapping.
  6. Hover over the selection boundary until the pointer changes to the move pointer, and drag the feature.
    Move annotation
  7. On the editing toolbar, click Finish Finish or press the F2 key.

    Editing toolbar

Rotate

To rotate a selected annotation feature, hover near a selection boundary handle until the pointer changes to the rotate pointer, and drag the feature.

  1. On the Edit tab, in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.

    The Modify Features pane appears.

  2. Click Annotation Edit Annotation.

    The tool opens in the pane.

  3. In the pane, click Select Annotation Select Annotation and select the annotation feature.

    The selected feature appears in a list and a selection boundary appears around the feature.

    Edit annotation

    The formatting toolbar appears at the bottom of the map.

    Formatting toolbar
    Tip:

    To move the toolbar, hover over an edge until the pointer changes to the move pointer, and drag the toolbar to a new location.

  4. If you select more than one feature, click an item in the list to flash it on the map, right-click the feature you want to edit, and click Only Select This Unselect on the context menu.
  5. On the Edit tab, in the Snapping group, enable your snapping preferences.
    • Press and hold the Spacebar to temporarily turn off snapping.
  6. Hover near a selection boundary handle until the pointer changes to the rotate pointer, and drag the feature.
    Rotate annotation
  7. On the editing toolbar, click Finish Finish or press the F2 key.

    Editing toolbar

Scale

To scale a selected annotation feature, hover over a selection boundary handle until the pointer changes to the scale pointer, and drag the handle.

  1. On the Edit tab, in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.

    The Modify Features pane appears.

  2. Click Annotation Edit Annotation.

    The tool opens in the pane.

  3. In the pane, click Select Annotation Select Annotation and select the annotation feature.

    The selected feature appears in a list and a selection boundary appears around the feature.

    Edit annotation

    The formatting toolbar appears at the bottom of the map.

    Formatting toolbar
    Tip:

    To move the toolbar, hover over an edge until the pointer changes to the move pointer, and drag the toolbar to a new location.

  4. If you select more than one feature, click an item in the list to flash it on the map, right-click the feature you want to edit, and click Only Select This Unselect on the context menu.
  5. On the Edit tab, in the Snapping group, enable your snapping preferences.
    • Press and hold the Spacebar to temporarily turn off snapping.
  6. Hover over a selection boundary handle until the pointer changes to the scale pointer, and drag the handle.
    Scale annotation
  7. On the editing toolbar, click Finish Finish or press the F2 key.

    Editing toolbar


In this topic
  1. Move
  2. Rotate
  3. Scale